The First Mince Pie And Musings

I had my first mince pie of the season for afternoon tea on 23rd Dec 2020. It was laced with blessings, made with love. I ate it slowly, carefully, mindfully. I had mixed the fruit brew on 22nd, while our ancient Land Rover was being made roadworthy, emergency repairs at a garage mechanics’ workshop (not … Continue reading The First Mince Pie And Musings

Blessed To Be Taught By Jim Rohn

Lately I have been thinking quite a lot about how incredibly fortunate I was to be mentored by Jim Rohn.Several times in the 1980s I sat wrapt, absorbing all I could in his seminars, taking copious notes. Happily I still have two photos to show that I was there ... pictured with this article is one … Continue reading Blessed To Be Taught By Jim Rohn

The World Needs Authenticity

This is a message to everyone, no matter your background, status or creed ... The world needs leaders and influencers to be authentic right now. Drop the fake and start showing up as real human beings. Our children and our young adults are in need of seeing what really makes life worthwhile and how we … Continue reading The World Needs Authenticity

Navigating Waves

When you are navigating humungus waves, you have no option but to hold on. When the tide eases a little, but you've not yet reached shore, you dig deep to find a reason to hold on. When you have reached shore, if you reach the shore, then you decide whether that reason for holding on … Continue reading Navigating Waves

Make An Impact

How are you handling the ups and downs, the ins and outs, the yin and the yang, the black and the white of life? 🤍 . Are you learning and growing? 🤍 . Are you practising new skills? 🤍 . Are you looking for ways to extend yourself a little beyond your comfort zone each … Continue reading Make An Impact

Life As A Garden

Reflecting on how I might incorporate writing about my and other gardens that I have experienced, into writing about various aspects of life in the content of The Holly Tree Tales blog, I scribed the following piece in 2017. At first, this was written onto a landing page, entitled "Life As A Garden", and I … Continue reading Life As A Garden

The Love On The Inside

Looking at the beauty of this building, York Minster, I suddenly had the thought: “We might look amazing, our lives might appear perfect on the outside, but is there love on the inside?” Churches are places created to worship God. God is LOVE. So, for me it follows that churches worship / practise / emulate … Continue reading The Love On The Inside

A Thought For Every Tough Time

In Life, you will never be asked to go through more than you can handle. It's what you do with it that affects the rest of your Life. Often those who go through the toughest of times are the ones whose lights shine the brightest. Don't ever give up. Every tough time has something precious … Continue reading A Thought For Every Tough Time

How To Have A Good Mindset During Lockdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kApeXBoHr0s&t=39s Are you feeling stuck and finding the lockdown experience tedious? Are you feeling blessed to be in “lockdown”? Would it help to know that the way we think about our circumstances can be a major influencer of our outcomes and results? This is an early morning message that I recorded on Sunday 3 May … Continue reading How To Have A Good Mindset During Lockdown